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Veronica Mars @ Comic-Con: Movie Sneak Peek Reveals Punchy V and Hot, Wet Logan, Piz & Dick

Veronica Mars Comic-Con 2013 Movie SpoilersAs hardcore fans know, the plot of the upcoming Veronica Mars film finds Veronica “getting pulled back into this life that she thought she had left behind,” series creator and movie mastermind Rob Thomas told fans during Friday’s Comic-Con panel, which also featured a sneak peek at the flick.

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But what even the toastiest Marshmallow may not know is that it’s ex-boyfriend Logan who says, “I need your help, Veronica.” Her reply: “I don’t really do that anymore.” Yeah… that’s not going to fly.

LoVe ‘shippers will be happy to know the two share plenty of screen time in the sleek, stylish-looking preview, which showed them riding in Logan’s car and talking in someone’s (Veronica’s?) digs. But the scene that will make fans squeal the most? The guys of the film – Logan, Dick, Piz, Weevil, etc. – wearing soaking wet dress shirts and marching forward.

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Other highlights from the sizzle reel included: Madison tauntingly asking Veronica if she’s going to taze her, until V finally punches her enemy and quips, “Original enough for you?”; True Lies star Jamie Lee Curtis (!) reeling off the P.I.’s accomplishments; and a Neptune High reunion fight that prompts Piz to remark that the school “actually does sit on a hellmouth.” (Way to earn some points with that Buffy reference!) Oh, and Weevil’s married!

The panel discussion — in which Thomas was joined by stars Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Ryan Hansen, Jason Dohring, Tina Majorino, Chris Lowell, Percy Daggs III and Francis Capra — revealed a (Neptune) pirate’s plunder of goodies. Among them:

HAPPY REUNION | The film “has a Godfather III theme to it,” shared Thomas, who wasn’t worried about balancing fan expectations with his own desires. “I think the story that I wanted to tell is the one I think fans wanted to see. I wanted to get the old gang back together.”

SHIPPER WARS | Lowell sported a “Team Logan” shirt, while Dohring’s said “Team Piz.” “I wore this shirt today so I wouldn’t be shot when I stepped on stage,” joked Lowell. The actor added that when Thomas announced Piz’s inclusion in the film, Lowell’s reaction was, “The death threats have almost stopped. Why now?!”

TOGETHER AGAIN | Bell’s first scene on the movie shoot was with Dohring. “We just kept staring and going, ‘Are we really here right now?’” recalled the actress. Speaking of the couple, when a fan asked who taught Dohring how to smolder, Bell replied, “The heavens?” The actor also got props from co-star Hansen, who was a novice when the show first started. “Jason was like my acting coach,” Hansen said of those early days.

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NO FAMILY AFFAIR | Alyson Hannigan’s Trina isn’t in the movie, and series characters like Duncan and Beaver won’t get mentions, either. “A lot of thought went into that,” explained Thomas. “I wanted to write the movie in such a way that for the fans, there’s plenty of Easter eggs… that you will appreciate because you watched the TV series.” But the EP noted that people who are new to the project will be able to understand it, too. “I wanted the movie to be the start of something.” Dohring also teased that there are “lots of other surprises that people don’t know about that will be cool.”

CHEMISTRY ALERT | Thomas reminisced that Veronica and Logan’s first kiss in Season 1 got him choked up. “I rewound it and rewound and rewound,” he said. “Then my wife entered, and I had tears in my eyes. It was an embarrassing moment that I was watching my own work, a kiss. It just felt so earned to me.”

TO THE BIG SCREEN AGAIN | Thomas said he hopes the flick — which will likely be released in early 2014 — is only the first of many films. “I want to be a Bond franchise. I hope to make a ton of money on this movie and we get to do it [through] the normal channels. If we’re a huge hit — I don’t think Kickstarter is meant to fund huge hits.”

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24 Comments
  1. tracy robinson says:

    So embarrassed to admit that i actually squeeled when i read the above!!!!

  2. Kristen says:

    I want. To see. The video.

  3. a says:

    Most important question… WHEN CAN WE SEE IT?!?!

    • Sarah-Ann says:

      On twitter it was said by the official Veronica Mars twitter that the feed will be up to watch as soon as possible. Don’t know if that means it’s only for the backers or not.. We’ll see.

      • Kris says:

        It is going to be up on the password protected backers only site for a while, then will be released to non-backers a bit later, according to the backer email I received last night.

  4. I absolutely adore this show and so happy they are making a movie after it got cancelled and to add to the excitement i heard Rob will be writing novels to follow. Anyways I squealed as well but of course my first thought is where can i find this sizzle reel

  5. Alichat says:

    Sigh….I wanted so bad to be at Comic Con for this panel. Had to live vicariously through tweets and live-blogging….which turned me into a goofy, giddy spaz! LOL! Love the Whedon reference and all the comments say the footage looks fantastic!

  6. Cherry says:

    Veronica Mars deserves all the recognition it can get. It’s a great fresh show, they don’t make them like that anymore and to be able to see it on the big screen is incredible.

  7. Alia says:

    Logan and Veronica MUST be together. Not Veronica and Piz. LoVe FOREVEEEEER.

  8. Reece says:

    I *really* hope people go see this movie.

    • K. says:

      Yes, please people go see Veronica Mars it is so good and great acting! I mean if all those people can watch and stir up publicity for Sharknado surely we can do it VM’s!!! LoVe Forever….

  9. marpa says:

    LoVe!!!

  10. Anon says:

    Veronica Mars! LoVe!!! Awesome. Forever! Buffy reference. Awesome. Logan. Weevil. Awesomeness.

    I can’t handle it.

  11. Will says:

    really, no Duncan? ouch for Teddy Dunn.

  12. Sara says:

    I am a little bummed that there won’t be a Duncan reference. Duncan was such a HUGE part of the show. It isn’t a little Easter egg to make some sort of reference to him.

  13. Jared says:

    I’ve never seen Veronica Mars but I seriously can’t wait to see this movie.

  14. Sarah says:

    I really wanted a mention of Duncan. I want to know what he is doing now. Maybe in the books?

  15. casey says:

    “But the scene that will make fans squeal the most? The guys of the film – Logan, Dick, Piz, Weevil, etc. – wearing soaking wet dress shirts and marching forward.”

    Is this a reference I’m missing, or did the author mean “female fans”? I know CW thought that everyone who watched was a teen girl, but as a guy, I watched it, because it was a smartly written, witty show.

  16. Jules says:

    I was never a huge Duncan fan, but he was okay, and as others have said, he was quite a big part of the show, I would also have thought that they would at least mention him in some way.
    Just like a little “anybody know how little Lily and Duncan are doing?” or something.
    but okay, I can understand the reason behind not doing it.

  17. Louis says:

    The clip was freaking awesome!!!!! Can’t wait for this movie. So happy Madison got punched in the face. Lol

  18. Mari says:

    I was at the panel and it was amazing!

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